August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - About the Film

Explore the life and legacy of the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the 20th-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings and rare footage.

Dec 18th, 2014 | 0 comments

Bing Crosby - Performance: Bing Crosby with Maurice Chevalier and Carol Lawrence

Bing Crosby and Maurice Chevalier sing "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" from Gigi and Carol Lawrence joins the two men on "Ridin' High," from the 1936 Cole Porter musical Red, Hot and Blue.

Dec 15th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's Innovations in Technology

The technologies Bing Crosby invested in as a businessman are discussed by American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor and Emmy-Award winning director Robert Trachtenberg.

Dec 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Bing Roasts Film Director Raoul Walsh

Writer Gary Giddins provides the back story to the song that got Bing Crosby banned from MGM. Hear never-before-released audio of Crosby singing the lyrics he penned to roast Hollywood director Raoul Walsh.

Dec 8th, 2014 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - The New Yorker Profile of Ricky Jay

An in-depth profile that reveals the magician's personal history, mentors, scholarship, collections, and pet peeves.

Dec 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Performance: "The Second Time Around" and Other Love Songs

See a web exclusive video of Bing Crosby's performance of "The Second Time Around" in 1961, and listen to a great collection of Bing's love songs selected by American Masters.

Dec 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Film Trailer and Synopsis

This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees.

Dec 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments

Bing Crosby - Timeline: Bing Crosby's Life and Career

Follow Bing Crosby's remarkable life, from growing up in Spokane, Washington, to his death after a good game of golf at a course in Madrid, Spain. He had four sons with his first wife Dixie Lee, who died at the age of 40. His surviving family today are his second wife Kathryn and their two sons and daughter.

Dec 1st, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Christmas Duet with David Bowie

Learn the story behind Bing Crosby and David Bowie's famous Christmas duet, "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth."

Dec 1st, 2014 | 0 comments
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